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In considering Shakespeare , we must ever remember that it was of the essence
of his dramatic profession to take the ply of various characters and moods ; while
Bacon , besides being in turn subdued to the various matters which occupied ...
which house he was a member ; where he erected that elegant pile or structure
commonly known by the name of the Lord Bacon ' s Lodgings , which he
inhabited by turns the most part of his life ( some few years only excepted ) unto
his dying ...
Neither was he one that would appropriate the speech wholly to himself , or
delight to outvie others , but leave a liberty to the co - assessors to take their turns
. Wherein he would draw a man . on , and allure him to speak upon such a
We then , not relying on ourselves , and of a duller intellect than they , propose to
turn our regard to the world itself and its facts . But the execution of his work was
not equal to his conception of it ; and we find him deserting the path of ...
... and commenced with one accord the great work of turning up her hitherto
unbroken soil , and exposing the treasures so long concealed . A general sense
now prevailed of the poverty and insufficiency of existing knowledge in matters of
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